Consumer Science Helps Students for a LifetimeOctober 13, 2011
Quite often you hear students complain that they’ll never use something they are being taught. They complain that the concepts are irrelevant and that it’s just wasting their time. It doesn’t matter what level of education you are in, high school and college students are also guilty of this. What most students miss is that these concepts actually play a large role in our successes throughout life, even though we may not recognize them right from the start.
In reality, the classes you take in high school can improve your life, especially consumer science courses. Sooner or later, everyone is going to need to create a budget, shop for a car, buy a house, or even make investment decisions. The skills you learn in these courses will help you make good decisions about your future.
Basic Money Management
There are some fundamentals to money management that everyone should know when they graduate high school. Understanding how to set financial goals, setting and sticking to a budget, as well as building up a savings account are crucial to a students financial success. All of these topics are covered as part of our Consumer Skills course. Imagine being able to learn all about money management by taking courses from an online high school!
Understanding Consumer Credit
Students who know how to use consumer credit are going to manage their personal credit more effectively, as well as making better decisions with credit cards. Credit card debt is the most common form of debt in America, while many people commonly misuse their credit cards and increase their long term costs. The consumer skills course not only teaches students about credit cards, it also educates them on other types of consumer lending, such as car loans and leases.
High School Consumer Science Courses
We offer a range of high school consumer science courses, including:
- Consumer Skills
- Financial Math
If you’re interested or would like to learn more, give us a call or use the live chat feature on any page of our website.